From the suburbs of Chicago, Coach Kim Crowe-Cop grew up in an area where women’s soccer was beginning to grow, gain attention, and move to the forefront of competitive play within the U.S. During this time, the NCAA Title IX law was passed which started many new collegiate-level women’s soccer programs. Kim was awarded a scholarship and given the opportunity to play for Butler University’s Women’s Soccer Program. As a founding member, Kim played three years as a starter and team captain, and won Defensive Player of the Year. After graduation, she joined the Butler Women’s Soccer staff as an Assistant Coach and helped the program win two conference championships. Kim spent the next four years coaching with and competing against some of the top coaches in the country including staff from Notre Dame, Duke, University of North Carolina and University of Florida. During this time, Kim began her club coaching career, starting as a youth-age group coach. She took part in winning two state titles, joined ODP programs in Illinois and Indiana, helped develop two club academy programs, and took part in developing hundreds of players, many of which have gone on to play at the collegiate, semi-pro and professional levels. With more than 25 years of coaching at the collegiate, high school club, and ODP levels, she brings strong knowledge and experience to IEFC.